Thursday, January 9, 2014


Fillmore East, New York, New York

Anna Rizzo - lead vocals
Vic Smith - guitar, vocals
Slim Chance - guitar, vocals
Richard Sussman - piano, vocals
Kelly Bryan - bass
Dewey DeGrease - drums

01 Intro (Bill Graham)
02 Live a Life of Joy
03 I'm Funky
04 Waitin' for My Ship
05 Road Fever
06 That's What You Get
07 Full Time Woman
08 You're Drivin' Me Crazy

Grootna was a group based in Berkeley, CA, formed in 1971 by singer Anna Rizzo, lead guitarist Vic Smith, pianist Richard Sussman, rhythm guitarist Slim Chance (a/k/a Austin DeLone), bassist Kelly Bryan, and drummer Dewey DaGrease (a/k/a Greg Dewey). The band acquired well-known San Francisco concert promoter Bill Graham as its manager and signed a contract with Columbia Records.
Grootna only played the Fillmore East twice, on two consecutive nights at the bottom of a bill that also included B.B. King andMoby Grape. This tape was recorded on the first of the two nights,
and was among the last concerts Bill Graham produced at this fabled venue.


Prairie Hick said...

More Grootna please!!

badger said...

i wasn't overenthusiastic about Grootna's studio-lp, which was the only thing we ever got
to hear of them over here.
but now i'm really looking forward to hearing
what they sounded like live.
thanks for another great post.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this rarity. Any chance you might have the sets from the rest of this bill[BB King& Moby Grape]?

24HRDEJAVU said...

Sorry Anon No got

jerrygafr said...

can ypu please reupload the 2 Grootna concerts I love so much the vinyl !!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks again. Just noticed- This was actually on June 17th, not July. The Fillmore East closed at the end of June. Larry

Alan said...

The date on this show was June 17 or 18, not July 17. I just looked at my ticket stub for this show - I went to Moby Grape's Friday late show on June 18, 1971 and Grootna did open. June '71 was the closing month at the Fillmore East, with the final show being the Allman Brothers on June 27.

24HOURDEJAVU said...

I stand corrected Thanx

Anonymous said...

Thanks, but is this file the studio album[acadia]? The track list is different from this Fillmore file set list. Larry

Anonymous said...

Yes, this download is actually the studio album.

The recording with the tracklist given above is in circulation. I had it before, but lost it in a hard drive crash.

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